‘Jashn-e-Wular’ sports festival in Bandipora

‘Jashn-e-Wular’ sports festival in BandiporaArmy in association with J&K Water Skiing and the district administration organised a water sports festival in Asia’s largest freshwater lake from May 9 to 11 under the aegis of Chinar Corps.

The three-day sporting festival was aimed at creating awareness amongst the locals residing on the banks of Wular Lake regarding the tourism potential of the vast natural resource . The sporting festival saw the local fishing community from 16 villages actively participating in a boat race competition. The boat races was organized in three categories -single man, three men and five men categories. At the end, a demo on water skiing was also given by an expert from the J&K Water Skiing Association.

A cultural event by Army Goodwill Schools, Bandipora and Sopore was also organised showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir. The event was organized by Watlab Garrison and was presided over by Maj Gen Jarken Gamlin, GOC, Kilo Force.

The finals of the mega event saw 1500 locals cheering for their respective teams. The occasion was graced by various civil and Army officials, including Sajjad Hussain Ganai, DC Bandipora, Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, SSP Bandipora and Usman Majid, MLA Bandipora.